Women in Science

10/22/2016, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

EcoCenter, Palo Alto Baylands Preserve

In 2009-2010, females made up less than 25% of participants in STEM career and technical school programs nationally. One study found that in-depth STEM programming correlates with positive changes in female students’ perception of their own abilities as well as their career interests.

Women in Science was conceived to help girls build early, positive attitudes about science. Open to girls in 3rd - 5th grades, this program features a series of hands-on, in-depth education opportunities designed to grow their confidence, competence, and passion for natural science. Part of a broader initiative to provide multiple reinforcing science learning programs for girls, Women in Science brings together working female scientists with girls to help spark that confidence in their own potential.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
During this session of Women in Science, the EV welcomes the San Francisco Zoo! Who will be leading young girls in activities that will focus on how our everyday actions affect animals around the world. Girls will explore various pieces of how science connects to nature through restorative practices.

Additional guest to be announced!

Cost: $10 per participant, payments may be made via Paypal Invoice or at the Door. *See registration form for more details.


Women in Science is open to girls in grades 3rd - 5th; the event is currently full. To be added to our wait list, click here.

Guest Presenter's Bio: 
Blair Bazdarich is an Education Program Specialist in charge of school outreach and youth volunteer programs at the San Francisco Zoo. Her main focuses are the ZooMobile, bringing live animals to classrooms throughout the Bay Area, and the Talk on the Wild Side, Zoo Crew, and Zoo Teacher Assistant programs, helping students explore the fields of animal science and education. Blair began her career at the Zoo as a teen volunteer in the year 2000 and has since held many positions including Wild Nights Guide and Zoo Camp Lead.

She gained experience as an Animal Keeper both at the San Francisco Zoo and at the Jerusalem Zoo in Israel, and in 2013 designed and launched an outreach program focused on climate change at Aquarium of the Bay. Her commitment to science education doesn’t end with her day job; for the past five years Blair has co-hosted the podcast “This Week in Science” as the resident zoologist, with her own segment called Blair’s Animal Corner. Blair believes that demystifying science is at the root of inspiring caring for nature and advancing conservation action, and she hopes to help equip the next generation with the tools to make a brighter tomorrow!